01 Jun 2013

Deep learning: Highlighting student work

Edssential article from Ron Berger via @edutopia : I travel with a heavy suitcase. Over my 35-year career as a public school teacher and educator at Expeditionary Learning, I have been obsessed with collecting student work of remarkable quality and value. I bring this work with...
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01 Jun 2013

Creating a culture of ‘Critique’

Edssential article from @davidfawcett27 : A while ago I wrote a post reflecting on how I probably don’t structure sequences in my practice to allow students the opportunity to properly act upon feedback.  I then put a plan into action and wrote a post about how I would...
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01 Jun 2013

Mind the gap: Building writers

Edssential article from @MissJLud : Recently, as I delved into the divisive figure John Hattie’s book Visible Learning, a thought occurred to me. In his book  Hattie says  ‘closing the gap between where students are and what success looks like is the most powerful way we can fast...
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01 Jun 2013

#feedforward

Edssential article from @charte : The more I think about assessment, the more fascinating  and intricate I find it. Superficially, it used to seem really straight forward; teacher tells you what to do and how to succeed, you do it and the teacher tells you how you have done....
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01 Jun 2013

AfL: Tight but loose….

Edssential article from @shaun_allison : Over the last few weeks there have been some very thought provoking posts on AfL on various teacher blogs. Two in partcilular resonated most with me – firstly, this one from Joe Kirby and then this from Tom Boulter.  Both focus on cutting...
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01 Jun 2013

Make your ‘Marking policy’ a ‘Feedback policy’

Edssential article from @HuntingEnglish : Marking workload getting on top of you? Many schools, and departments, have been reflecting about their marking policies ever since OFSTED declared more than a healthy interest in scrutinising books. Progress over time has rightly been...
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31 May 2013

Making feedback count: Close the gap

Edssential article from @headguruteacher: Recently I have been looking again at the issue of marking. It is a hugely important source of feedback provided that we keep the volume of marking in proportion to the level of impact it can have in improving learning outcomes.  I’ve...
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31 May 2013

What can we learn from Dylan Wiliam and AFL

Edssential article from @joe__kirby: Before I started to teach, my Head of Department said, ‘if you read one thing, read ‘Inside the Black Box’. So I did. AfL seemed to revolve around getting and providing effective feedback (1999). Research that summarised 250 assessment...
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